Sub-Zero Group Extends Use of Ansys’ Simulation Solutions
Sub-Zero Group and Ansys enter into a new multiyear agreement to advance simulation-driven product development, improve designs, and reduce physical prototyping, the companies report.
January 17, 2023
Building on an existing collaboration, Ansys signed a multiyear agreement with Sub-Zero Group, Inc. to expand Sub-Zero Group's use of Ansys' simulation solutions and digitally transform its research and development (R&D) processes to optimize designs, efficiency and product quality, according to the companies.
The manufacturer of premium kitchen appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, Sub-Zero Group implements Ansys' simulation tools to inform designs from early stages, reduce physical prototypes, and accelerate development, according to Ansys.
Historically, Sub-Zero Group integrated simulation as a late-stage verification method. Now, Ansys helps Sub-Zero Group create and maintain an infrastructure that includes automated and semi-automated workflows in which simulation is used to ideate and fine-tune designs before a physical prototype is ever made.
By shifting to virtual prototyping and testing, Sub-Zero Group improves sustainability by decreasing material usage and manufacturing time, according to Ansys.
“By incorporating Ansys' simulation solutions earlier in our R&D processes, we are now beginning with the end in mind,” says Terry Hoffman, senior director at Sub-Zero Group. “With simulation front and center from early-stage design, we can see the bigger picture and better inform our development process, accelerate timelines, reduce physical prototyping, and, ultimately, enhance product quality and safety. Essentially, Ansys simulation enables us to deliver our brand promise of producing world-class kitchen appliances.”
Under the agreement, Sub-Zero Group will continue to leverage tools such as Ansys Mechanical for structural analyses, Ansys Fluent for computational fluid dynamics, and developing Ansys HFSS capabilities to understand electromagnetic phenomena. From noise to thermal stresses and connectivity, Ansys simulation provides Sub-Zero Group with insight into areas that could not be fully explored with physical testing alone.
“Ansys is proud to collaborate with Sub-Zero Group to drive digital transformation and sustainable product development by encouraging simulation as an active part of development,” says Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “Simulation integration not only saves time and cost but provides critical insight to optimize product performance, safety, and efficiency.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.